Ducati SuperSport S: First Ride Review
- Sep 25, 2017
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Ducati India has launched the new SuperSport in our two-wheeler market today. The new motorcycle is available in two variants - standard and SuperSport S. The base version is priced at Rs 12.08 lakh, while the SuperSport S retails for Rs 13.39 lakh and Rs 13.6 lakh for the white colour (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). The Ducati 959 Panigale is priced at Rs 14.58 lakh. The new Ducati SuperSport is the latest addition to the Italian bike manufacturer’s sports bike range after the Ducati 959 Panigale. While the Ducati 959 Panigale is more focused to the racetrack, the SuperSport is more suited for the highways and has a touring focus. The bike features raised clip-on handlebars and slightly rearset footpegs for a sporty but comfortable riding posture. The bike also gets a large windscreen to safeguard the rider from wind blast and it is adjustable.
In terms of its looks, Ducati has taken inspiration from the 959 Panigale while designing the SuperSport. The new motorcycle features a redesigned headlight with LED DRLs, a larger saddle, and smaller exhaust muffler to set it apart from the 959 Panigale. The bike gets equipped with an all-digital LCD display which houses a plethora of information. Underneath the fairing sits the 937cc, L-Twin Testastretta engine that debuted on the Ducati Hypermotard. The liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder motor develops 110PS at 9500rpm, while 93Nm of peak torque is made available at 6500rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Power figures are much lesser in comparison to the Ducati 959 Panigale, which delivers 157PS and a higher torque of 107.4Nm.
The new Ducati SuperSport gets loaded with goodies such as ride-by-wire, power modes, 3-level Bosch ABS unit and an 8-level traction control system. The SuperSport S, on the other hand, gets fully adjustable Ohlins suspension unit at both ends, a rear cowl and bi-directional quickshifter (optional on the stock variant). Braking is done by disc brakes on both ends and it gets multi-level ABS. The Ducati SuperSport will compete against the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and the Suzuki GSX-S1000F in the Indian two-wheeler market.